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Private Housing Manager

Bristol City Council
£52,459 - £54,602
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

Private Housing Manager
BG15: £52,459 - £54,602
Permanent, Full Time

Based at: 100 Temple Street, Bristol

Ref: VAC005065

This is an opportunity to join the management team of one of the largest Private Housing teams in the country with responsibility for improving services to make a real difference to improving the quality of the private housing sector, in Bristol.

The Private Housing Service is responsible for a wide range of activities including property licensing, empty-homes, home improvement grants and loans and the management of gypsy, traveller and vehicle dweller sites. The service also commissions an external Home Improvement Agency.

Your will lead one of the teams responsible for the one of the following areas:

  • Managing property licensing programmes to improve standards and management practices in the private rented sector;
  • Regulation of the private rented sector including tenancy relations and trading standards related work and private, high rise block improvements;
  • Engagement with landlord, agent and private tenants and coordinating advice and support initiatives to improve other private housing provision ie, homes for Ukraine etc;
  • Coordinating resources, service and technical development

Over time, opportunities may be available move to gain experience in one of the other Private Housing Teams work areas.

The role is demanding, managing a team of up to twenty to thirty technical and/or support staff. You will also be expected to take personal responsibility for a wide range of operational and management issues and have a proven record of achieving positive outcomes in private rented sector through partnership working, consultation and collaboration with a range of stakeholders.  

Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to think creatively to find solutions to complex problems is an essential part of this role. 

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

For more information on the role, please contact:

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from men, Black, Asian and minority ethnic and LGBTQ+ candidates who are currently under-represented within this service area of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.






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